Fantasy Football Today - fantasy football rankings, cheatsheets, and information
A Fantasy Football Community!




Create An Account  |  Advertise  |  Contact      





 Stats > Adrian Peterson  
 
Running Back, Minnesota Vikings

Want Custom Fantasy Scoring?
You are not logged in. You must be logged in and create a league profile to apply custom fantasy scoring to the stat, projection and ranking pages. Login or Register

Draft: 2007 Round 1 (7)
College: Oklahoma
Ht: 6’1”  Wt: 217 DOB: 1985-03-21 Age: 31
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#3 1 1.05

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2007 MIN 14 238 1,341 5.6 12 28 19 268 14.1 1 238.9 17.1
2008 MIN 16 364 1,757 4.8 10 39 21 125 6.0 0 248.2 15.5
2009 MIN 16 315 1,389 4.4 18 57 43 436 10.1 0 290.5 18.2
2010 MIN 15 283 1,298 4.6 12 50 36 341 9.5 1 241.9 16.1
2011 MIN 12 209 973 4.7 12 23 18 139 7.7 1 189.2 15.8
2012 MIN 16 348 2,097 6.0 12 51 40 217 5.4 1 309.4 19.3
2013 MIN 14 279 1,266 4.5 10 40 29 171 5.9 1 209.7 15.0
2014 MIN 1 21 75 3.6 0 3 2 18 9.0 0 9.3 9.3
2015 MIN 16 327 1,485 4.5 11 36 30 222 7.4 0 236.7 14.8
2016 (Projected) MIN   297 1,366 4.6 10   33 214 6.5 1 224.0  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
Alien from another galaxy, ancient Greek god, or just an ageless wonder on par with Betty White (or the Egyptian pyramids maybe), Peterson once again displayed his trademark bullish running style as he led the NFL in rushing in his return from season long exile. The year off left AP fresh and ready to run, and boy did he! His looked like his vintage self, even at the ripe old age of 31, as he put up one of the best statistical seasons of his career. The 1,485 yards were the 3rd best of his career, and the 11 touchdowns marked the eighth time heís scored double digit touchdowns. Even more impressive is that he finished 2nd overall in running back scoring with only 30 catches and an uninspiring 222 yards receiving.

The reception total is about the only blemish on an otherwise remarkable year. Petersonís value could skyrocket if he could become a true dual threat, but despite the press clippings about involving him in the passing game more, Iím afraid it might not happen. Peterson dropped only 1 of the 36 targets thrown his way in 2015, but heís had tremendous problems holding onto the ball, as evidenced by a crippling fumble in the playoff loss to the Seahawks. Despite spitting into the face of father time, it is still in the Vikings best interest to limit his touches as much as possible to keep him fresh. The Vikings offense has relied on short, safe throws, and Petersonís catches are mostly simple dump offs. Aside from occasional screens, the Vikings running backs in general arenít called on often in the passing game. Keep this in mind in PPR leagues. In standard leagues I see no reason for a serious regression from AP. He looks as quick and strong as ever despite his punishing running style. He should, and will be one of the first backs off the board.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Adrian Peterson
RB2RB2 Jerick McKinnon
RB3RB3 Matt Asiata
RB4FB1 Zach Line
Vikings Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Vikings eyeing more shotgun plays in 2016
Peterson has struggled out of shotgun his entire career
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jul 21, 11:35 pm

Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson has vowed to become a better pass-catcher. But what is more relevant in regards to his playing time is whether he will be able to adapt to the shotgun spread attack that better suits third-year QB Teddy Bridgewater. Peterson struggled running out of the shotgun early last season, so the Vikings started calling more under-center plays. They figure to go back to a more shotgun-centric offense this season, which means Peterson will have to make the most of his shotgun carries. He will finally get a chance to take some in contract drills during training camp. (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

FFToday's Take: AP has 2,381 career carries but only 122 of them have come out of shotgun. In those attempts, he is averaging 3.8 YPC. Last season, he ran for only 59 yards on 37 shotgun carries. The Vikings attempted this approach in Week 1 last season and mostly abandoned it after getting routed by San Francisco. If Minnesota has early success with it this year, don't be surprised if Peterson struggles to live up to his draft position.



2015 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at SF L 3-20 10 31 3.1 0 3 3 21 7.0 0 5.2
2 DET W 26-16 29 134 4.6 0 2 2 58 29.0 0 19.2
3 SD W 31-14 20 126 6.3 2 0 0 0 - 0 24.6
4 at DEN L 20-23 16 81 5.1 1 6 4 13 3.3 0 15.4
6 KC W 16-10 26 60 2.3 0 1 1 -3 -3.0 0 5.7
7 at DET W 28-19 19 98 5.2 0 3 3 12 4.0 0 11.0
8 at CHI W 23-20 20 103 5.2 0 2 2 6 3.0 0 10.9
9 STL W 21-18 29 125 4.3 1 2 2 18 9.0 0 20.3
10 at OAK W 30-14 26 203 7.8 1 3 2 13 6.5 0 27.6
11 GB L 13-30 13 45 3.5 1 2 2 16 8.0 0 12.1
12 at ATL W 20-10 29 158 5.4 2 4 2 29 14.5 0 30.7
13 SEA L 7-38 8 18 2.3 0 4 4 6 1.5 0 2.4
14 at ARI L 20-23 23 69 3.0 1 1 1 17 17.0 0 14.6
15 CHI W 38-17 18 63 3.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 6.3
16 NYG W 49-17 22 104 4.7 1 2 1 15 15.0 0 17.9
17 at GB W 20-13 19 67 3.5 1 1 1 1 1.0 0 12.8
WC SEA L 9-10 23 45 2.0 0 2 2 13 6.5 0 5.8
WC = Wild-Card

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at STL W 34-6 21 75 3.6 0 3 2 18 9.0 0 9.3

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DET L 24-34 18 93 5.2 2 4 4 18 4.5 1 29.1
2 at CHI L 30-31 26 100 3.8 0 2 1 7 7.0 0 10.7
3 CLE L 27-31 25 88 3.5 1 6 6 27 4.5 0 17.5
4 PIT W 34-27 23 140 6.1 2 1 0 0 - 0 26.0
6 CAR L 10-35 10 62 6.2 0 4 3 21 7.0 0 8.3
7 at NYG L 7-23 13 28 2.2 0 4 2 28 14.0 0 5.6
8 GB L 31-44 13 60 4.6 1 3 3 23 7.7 0 14.3
9 at DAL L 23-27 25 140 5.6 1 3 3 37 12.3 0 23.7
10 WAS W 34-27 20 75 3.8 2 2 2 2 1.0 0 19.7
11 at SEA L 20-41 21 65 3.1 0 3 0 0 - 0 6.5
12 at GB T 26-26 32 146 4.6 1 1 1 2 2.0 0 20.8
13 CHI W 23-20 35 211 6.0 0 4 2 0 0.0 0 21.1
14 at BAL L 26-29 7 13 1.9 0 2 1 4 4.0 0 1.7
16 at CIN L 14-42 11 45 4.1 0 1 1 2 2.0 0 4.7

What is My FF Today ?
Click the icon to add a player to My FF Today Track Players. Track Players allows you to keep better tabs on players that are most important to you, including your own custom news page and highlighting your players on stat, projection and ranking pages. Note you must be logged in to use My FF Today.